An Observational Study on Lung Abscess
Background: Lung abscess is a common problem in developing countries. It is the time to reevaluate lung abscess for the rapid development of antibiotic resistance. Objective: This study was done to determine the clinical pattern of lung abscess. Methods & Materials: A prospective non-randomized observational study was done in the department of pulmonary medicine & internal
medicine for one year in SSMCH. Patients > 16 years of age with clinical features of lung abscess were included in this study. All diagnostic & clinical data were analyzed statistically with SPSS 20.0. Results: patients were with a mean age of 41.9 years .Male to female ratio was 6.14:1 Fifty cases of lung abscess were included in this study. The most common predisposing factor was Diabetes mellitus (33%), an unhygienic oral cavity (27%). The most common organism was Klebsiella pneumoniae and they were
sensitive to Levofloxacin. Conclusion: Mellitus should be considered as a risk factor for lung abscesses. Klebsiella pneumoniae is an important organism in community-acquired lung abscesses & sensitive to Levofloxacin.
- Lung abscess,
- Cavity with fluid level,
- Klebsiella pneumonia
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